Maybe karma is biting me in the ass for all of the neighbor complaints I’ve cited on my blog, but the truth is, I’ve had it pretty good.
You know those “rent controlled” lofts you’ve seen in the movies and on t.v.? The artist is struggling in NYC yet,somehow, has a cool loft space with Eames chairs?
That’s kind of been our situation for a decade. Sure,city rats come and say hi on the porch on occasion, and sure, the building is falling apart,brick by brick, but we have so much space! Location,location,location! We both walk to work.
Nobody wanted to live where we live a decade ago, but revitalization has happened and now we’re in the ‘hot spot’.
My building is up for sale. We’ve been paying $700 a month for a 1,200 square foot apartment w/hardwoods and beautiful french doors. Water is included. Heat is included.
Anything comparable is going to be twice as much. I know home ownership is a dream for so many, but it scares me. Everyone says renting is throwing away money, but I like the convenience of any issues being resolved free of charge.
I’m gonna miss my home.